iPad Pro 2020 vs. iPad Pro 2021: There are vast differences that distinguish the new iPad Pro from previous years, but here are the top five you need to know.
The appearance of a highly speculative update to the iPad Pro finally made its debut at today’s Apple Spring Loaded event, showing a very new approach to the iPad concept. Make no mistake, the iPad Pro is no longer just a tablet device, it has become so much more.
It is also quite exciting to report that unlike the iPad Pro 2020, the iPad Pro 2021 marks a much more advanced upgrade, one that users will likely have to swap in a day. To know how the iPad Pro 2021 stacks up against its predecessor, the key keys are the far points that highlight how big updates this new device actually gives.
1. M1 chip coming in iPad Pro 2021
Possibly the biggest surprise of the night – Apple’s super-fast M1 chip will be making its way to the new iPad Pro. This means that according to Apple, the iPad Pro 2021 will have 75x faster CPU performance, meaning massive upgrades at everyday speeds.
With the M1 chip in tow, the iPad Pro’s performance will mirror more closely that of the latest MacBook and the new iMac 2021. In this regard, the iPad Pro 2021 is the closest Apple fans will get to a tablet MacBook.
2. A major screen boost with liquid retina XDR display
The most anticipated update was confirmed on the night, and is the use of mini-LED technology in the iPad Pro. Apple has now dubbed the iPad Pro’s screen as a liquid retina XDR display, taking some cues from the M1 iMacs’ Pro Display XDR.
By packing 5.59 million pixels and more than 10,000 mini-LEDs, the iPad Pro 2021 can reach peak brightness of 1600 nits. This will be a Godsend for photo and video editors as the new iPad Pro will provide far more realistic color profiles and color accuracy.
3. Faster Internet Speed with 5G
After introducing faster network facility in the iPhone 12 range, Apple has decided to bring 5G to the iPad Pro 2021. At this time, the 5G does not have an advantage over anyone, but it will be a big bump in appeal for anyone who uses an iPad Pro as their main portable work device. This update comes with compatibility for the Millimeter Wave 5G in the US.
4. The new front facing camera will follow you around
Inspired by just how important the front camera has become in the epidemic-ridden world, the iPad Pro’s front snapper will get a massive overhaul. The new 12MP ultra wide sensor will not only have the ability to capture more in the frame, but it will also use a new feature called ‘center stage’ (or center stage in American Vernacular).
Feeling the same excitement as the Facebook portal, Center Stage will follow a theme as they walk, ensuring that they are also placed in the frame on the video call. At the present time, such a feature is huge and may point to Apple’s plans to have a dedicated smart display in its HomePod range.
5. Thunderclap will make data transfer faster by blazing
Yes, you have read that the correct support of Thunderbolt and USB 4 is coming on the iPad. This will allow the iPad Pro 2021 to work with 4x more bandwidth when transferring data over a wired connection. Much like with the addition of 5G, it will no doubt work for professionals who use the iPad Pro, especially if they are transferring 4K video files from one device to another.